A kind lady shared with me her testimony regarding the sacramental, St. Raphael's Healing oil. For those of you not familiar with Father Joe Whalen's ministry, I was asked to once again post about it. Father Joe Whalen has an amazing conversion story. He started a special healing ministry. You can read more about it here.
I have known about this healing ministry for a while now. I like to keep the healing oil and accompanying prayer cards at home because there are times I feel the need to share them with those who may benefit from it. I have shared them with Catholics and non-Catholics alike. However, with the non-Catholics, I make it very clear that it is not a new-agey-type of healing. It is a sacramental as is holy water, rosaries, etc.
The following is the email I received this morning:
Quite a while ago you posted about St. Raphael’s Holy Oil. I wanted to thank you for that because due to your post, I was able to recommend the holy oil to several family members suffering from serious illnesses, and thanks be to God, they were cured! I never miss an opportunity to spread the word about Fr. Whalen and St. Raphael’s Holy Oil and am so grateful for your post. I wanted to suggest that perhaps you post that again, as some of your readers may not know about it.
I would ask that you keep Father Joe and his ministry...and staff in your prayers, so that they can continue to help others.